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Offset responds to backlash over controversial "queers" lyric

"I'm offended I offended anybody," the rapper states.

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Offset caused a stir on social media this week after listeners caught wind of his verse on YFN Lucci's "Boss Life." The song originally arrived last month, but a music video hit online this week. In his verse, Offset raps, "Pinky ring crystal clear, 40k spent on a private Lear/60k solitaire/I cannot vibe with queers." Due to the line, the rapper found himself in hot water and on Thursday (January 18), he issued apology.

Offset responds to complaints he has received about his lyrics on a new YFN Lucci song called "Boss Life."

"I didn't write the line about gay people," Offset shares in a statement posted on Instagram. The Atlanta hitmaker clarified that he didn't use "queers" as a homophobic slur. In his post, the rapper included a dictionary definition of the term and offered an apology. "I have said before since these issues before that I got love for all people. My passion for fashion has lead me to a lot of gay people around me who I have mad respect for and we are very cool so I'm not in a place where I'm hating like that."

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